MEDICOLEGAL DEATH INVESTIGATOR I
PENSACOLA OFFICE AND FT. WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA
$15.50 - $17.36 per hour
The District One Medical Examiner is seeking multiple Medicolegal Death Investigators to perform technical investigative work in cases of unexplained or unattended deaths in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton County. Work involves examining physical evidence at death scenes, interviewing witnesses, and advising next-of-kin or other parties of deaths. Investigators are also responsible for photographing evidence, preparing investigation reports and providing testimony. Work requires cooperation with other investigators, deputy sheriffs, line supervisors, other law enforcement agencies and the general public.
Examples of Duties:
Investigates causes of unexpected, suspicious or unattended deaths in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton County; attends death scenes to document the scene, collect and preserve physical evidence; interviews suspects, witnesses and other persons who may have information related to deaths; photographs death scenes and bodies.
Conducts various administrative duties of the office such as answering the phone, data entry and obtaining protected health information.
Conducts presentations to various community groups regarding topics related the Medical Examiner duties and investigations.
Receives notification of deaths from witnesses, medical professionals, law enforcement personnel, funeral homes, or others in attendance, and prepares routine reports.
Confers with law enforcement, hospital, and mortuary officials to coordinate processes and procedures for obtaining dental records, fingerprints, X-rays, etc., as necessary to identify bodies; obtains medical records, as necessary.
Locates and notifies next-of-kin of medical examiner involvement, as necessary; advises family members of circumstances and causes of deaths, and of processes and procedures of the medical examiner's office.
Prepares detailed investigation reports; assembles and organizes statements and evidence for presentation in court; attends court proceedings and testimony.
Works independently but in conjunction with law enforcement agencies in conducting death investigations.
Performs other related duties as required by prevailing practices, policies, guidelines, rules, and statutes.
This is an on-call position. Must be able to work during office hours, after hours, on-call, weekends and holidays.
Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or Biological Science preferred OR
Associates Degree in a related field with a minimum of 5 years relative investigative experience.
Prior death investigation, law enforcement, or medical experience preferred.
Valid driver's license required. Must be able to obtain a Florida Driver’s License within 90 days of employment.
Must be able to sit and pass the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation (ABMDI) diplomate exam within one year of employment.
Employment is NOT with a City, County, State or Federal government agency nor is the employee eligible for such benefits. Employees are offered a full range of private employee benefit programs. These programs include group health plans for medical and dental coverage; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); life; disability, and long-term care insurance; and flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care reimbursements. District One also provides Personal/Sick leave, 401k retirement benefits, 12 paid holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, and more.
NOTICE: THIS POSTING IS FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CURRENT INTERIM MEDICAL EXAMINER AND IN NO WAY GUARANTEES FUTURE EMPLOYMENT WITH THE APPOINTED MEDICAL EXAMINER. THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME ONCE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF RESUMES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.